Christopher Columbus ( or Cristóbal Colón) was an Italian explorer, colonizer and navigator who born in The Republic of Genoa in 1451 and died in 1506.
Funnily enough, some modern historians have argued that Colón was not from Genoa, but instead, from Catalonia, Portugal or Spain
However, those hypotheses have been discounted recently by mainstream scholars.
What do you think? Where do you believe this well-known colonizer born?
<em>Colombus was a murderer and thief, who ended his life in discrace for the evil he imposed upon the indigenous peoples whom he enslaved at Hispanola. </em>
I understand your question, he was 1000% culturally portuguese.
Although he was, apparently, from Genoa, he came to Portugal in 1470, learned everything on navigation, exploration, charting, astronomy, etc, in Portugal, that at the time was the ONLY european country whose ships were already exploring the open Atlantic Ocean, all the way to the Azores and along the western coast of Africa.
Then he married the daughter of one of Portugal's earliest explorers and learned even more.
They both moved to the portuguese island of Porto Santo and had a son. In those years Columbus accompanied many portuguese expeditions to the South and to the North Atlantic, by then the portuguese ships had already reached the Sargasso Sea which is close to the Bermuda Islands.
Many historians theorize that the portuguese may have reached Bermuda and more islands of the caribeean and even probably the north-american coast, but in those days everything was top secret and the portuguese were more interested in continuing exploring the african coast to find out if was possible to sail around Africa and reach India by sea. eventually, in 1488 they did just that and Columbus was present, at the portuguese court when the discoverer, Bartolomeu Dias returned and reported to the king the Sea Route to India was open...
Columbus left for Spain under mysterious reasons after his portuguese wife died.
Some say he pretended to have fled, accused of a conspiracy against the portuguese king, so that he could become a portuguese secret agent, whose objective was to "give" the spanish the new lands to the west so that they could leave the portuguese all alone with the multi-million Sea Route to India...
What google say: Christopher Columbus (Republic of Genoa, 1451 - Valladolid, 20 May 1506) was a Genoese navigator and explorer, responsible for leading the fleet reached the Americas on October 12, 1492, under the orders of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain, the so-called discovery of America. Embarked on its journey across the Atlantic Ocean with the aim of reaching India, and in fact discovered the Caribbean islands (West Indies) and later, the Gulf Coast of Mexico in Central America.
I allways learn he was Portuguese
Proofs of Colombo Portuguese/ Cristóvão Colombo
Columbus lived, married and had a son in Lisbon. Here also lived his brother. Throughout his life he never forgot Portugal. When we arrived to the Indies, the first thing he did show flags with the green cross of the Order of Aviz he carried on each vessel, as made sure to record in his Diary. Reached the point of endangering an expedition to the New World to defend the Portuguese surrounded in Asilah. Shortly before his death continued to insist that his son Diego (Diego) so do not forget its Portuguese origins. Despite this, only in recent years the Portuguese began to take seriously the possibility of the same being Portuguese
What does the name Christopher: BEARER OF CHRIST.
Irene he marry with a Portuguese... "he married the daughter of one of Portugal's earliest explorers and learned even more".
Never hear that pat